Powertech Antivirus for Linux

A commercial-grade anti-malware solution built for the Linux platform

Linux Isn't Immune to Malware


The recent rise in malware attacks proves that every operating system, including Linux, needs protection from malicious programs. In fact, studies have shown that Linux malware now accounts for more than 35% of all malware, tripling in number over the past three years.

Most organizations are running some version of Linux, and for many, it is at the core of their operations. Linux is fundamental to organizations with assets running in AWS, Azure, and other cloud vendors as well. As a result, Linux has proven to be a lucrative target for malicious attackers who are finding opportunities to exploit Linux directly. Linux systems can also serve as hosts to Windows viruses. It's time for the Linux community to take these threats seriously.

Protect Your Data with Native Linux Virus Protection

Protect Data from Malware with Server-Level Scanning
Stay Ahead of Threats with Leading Scanning Technology
Scan Your Systems Securely and Efficiently with a Native Virus Scanner

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Comprehensive Linux Virus Protection Software

Powertech Antivirus (formerly Stand Guard Anti-Virus) offers the power and protection of an industry leading scan engine while supporting the specific features of your operating system. Powertech Antivirus protects your servers running Redhat, Oracle, CentOS, SLES, or Ubuntu Linux from viruses, worms, and malware threats.

You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your scan engine is backed by battle-tested technology, advanced heuristic analysis, and detection, quarantine, and cleaning. With Powertech Antivirus you can take control of and eliminate potential threats, such as:

  • Ransomware and trojans 
  • Macro and script viruses  
  • Encrypted and polymorphic viruses  
  • Unknown viruses and suspicious files  
  • Zero-day threats 
  • Viruses within compressed, packed, and embedded objects 

Childhood's End: Attackers Increasingly Take Aim at Linux Systems

One study found that Linux malware now accounts for more than 35% of all malware, and anyone not taking Linux security threats seriously can face real—and expensive—problems.


Powertech Antivirus Key Features

Native Malware Scanning for Linux Systems

In order to find malware where it hides, it’s important to use a native tool to prevent scan failure and security issues. Powertech Antivirus is specifically designed to scan Linux systems safely and effectively.

I’m very happy with the simplicity and the effectiveness of Powertech Antivirus. Fortra has great people and the support is second to none. The product is very easy to install, very easy to comprehend, and very easy to maintain. There was no reason to consider any other options.

Ron Smith, The COMP Performance Group

Protection Without Sacrificing Performance


Enterprise antivirus software provides a critical layer of protection, but many system administrators have concerns over system performance issues that may arise from installing antivirus software across their Linux environment. Advanced malware protection with Powertech Antivirus is lightweight and has minimal impact on system performance. Flexible scanning options allow users to determine whether they want to protect their systems in real-time or schedule on-demand scans during opportune maintenance windows. However, those that choose real-time protection experience little performance impact. In fact, most hardly notice the software is running – until it detects a virus of course.

When Malware Attacks Your IBM i, AIX and Linux Servers

Malware has been around for decades, and businesses know they need to protect PCs from these malicious programs. But many organizations don’t realize that server-level malware protection is equally important.


Protect Your Systems from Ransomware, Malware, and Viruses


Ransomware, malware, and viruses can cut off access to mission-critical data, causing hours of downtime and bringing productivity to a standstill. With the average cost of a data breach reaching nearly $4.45 million dollars in 2023, critical systems need commercial-grade protection. Powertech Antivirus is designed to protect your Linux servers from these malicious programs. Get started with your free trial today.

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See for yourself what Powertech Antivirus can do to protect your Linux systems.